It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

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This week was another crazy week for me and I was only able to read one book this week. I chose to skip around on my list and read; The Hobbit by J. R.R. Tolkein. I chose to read this books because I have seen all of The Lord of the Ring movies as well as this movie. I throughly enjoyed the movies and thought it would be nice to read the book as well.

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This book is about a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. He goes on a journey with Gandalf The Gray, and twelve dwarves. They are on a journey to steal Thorin’s treasure at Misty Mountain. They only really brought Bilbo with them because Gandalf only had 13 people without him and he thought that was bad luck. This story also talks about how the first ring (referring to The Lord of the Rings) get into Bilbo’s possession.

I really liked this book and I think watching the movie before hand really helped me understand this books better. I would have to say I would recommend this book to the older level. Possibly 5th to 7th grade. It can be confusing at points and so having an older reading level read it would make it easier. I would recommend this book to others if they really like that sci-fi type of books. Things that can just take their minds to another world.

10 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

  1. I’ve never watched the movies or read the books, but it has a cult following similar to Harry Potter, so they must be good! Based on you review of the Hobbit, it seems like a fun, engaging read, and I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for the review!

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  2. This book. LOL This is a family favorite of ours but I cannot believe that the majority of the action takes place in, like, the last 1/3 of the book! Tolkien is such a wonderful writer and it’s hard to not enjoy the characters, the setting, and the wonderful action sequences. I have been thinking about the Hobbit and the LOTR and trying to come up with any kind of classroom applications. I’m thinking maybe a fanciful map project using descriptions taken out of the book?

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  3. I tried to watch lord of the rings and I watched the first one but you can’t find the other ones for free anywhere. I have seen a little bit of the Hobbit and it was good. I have a student in 5th grade who is reading it right now so good grade choice level. He is also in the highest reading group!

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  4. I’ve always been surprised that this book has been considered a children’s book in some ways. I read it around the age of 17 and wasn’t very interested, but I really liked the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Go figure. I’ll definitely recommend this to students in the future and I’ll be interested to see their responses to it.

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